Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and uncover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don't offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you'd want to seeif only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you'll say over and over again: “I didn't know that!”
Discover a different side of the Rocky Mountain State. Peek into Tiny Town, a Lilliputian village of about 100 hand-crafted toy-size buildings; hone your steering skills at the snow- and ice-covered course at Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs; or hike along the giant red cliffs of Devil’s Head Lookout Trail for spectacular views of the Great Plains. So if you've “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
About the Author
Alli Rainey, a freelance writer and avid rock climber, lived in Boulder, Colorado, until she became a permanent traveler in September 2001.
Eric Lindberg is a travel writer who had written for many newspapers and magazines including the Denver Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Contra Costa Times. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado.
Read an Excerpt
"For a trip even further back into history--150 million years further back--visit Picket Wire Canyonlands in Comanche National Grasslands. As you follow along, the relics of abandoned adobe houses, a church, a graveyard, and ranch buildings hold up against the dry climate. Using a bike you can zip along the dusty road and catch glimpses of the current inhabitants: a coyote, kestrels, orioles. Right next to the river, you come to a shelf of limestone that looks like someone mucked around in it while wet. You may have to clean the dirt and sand out to determine that these are truly dinosaur tracks."
Table of Contents
Colorado Foothills 1
Northwestern Mountains 33
Western Mountains 65
Southern Colorado 117
Denver and the Plains 165
About the Author 208
About the Editor 208